Authorities of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, have expelled 21 students and rusticated 33 others for examination malpractices.
Reports gathered that 24 students were suspended for the same offence while the institution also withdrew the approved results of two former students who studied at the Agbor affiliate centre of the university.
This was made known in the summary report of the university’s Examination Malpractice Mobile Disciplinary Committee, which was published on the university’s website.
The report revealed that nine other students earlier arraigned before the committee were discharged, but strongly warned to be careful during examinations.
Speaking with newsmen, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Victor Peretomode, explained that the expelled students were found wanting in offences including impersonation, illegal possession and use of the university’s answer booklets in examination halls, aiding and abetting malpractice, and similar charges.
The VC said that a large number of the students were rusticated for six academic semesters. ”the suspension penalty was handed to the 24 students over their failure to appear before the committee that held its meetings between July 8 and 29, 2016.
”The suspended students were required to appear before the committee on the 30th of August 2016,” the VC added.
Reacting to the disciplinary action meted out to offending students, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South-South coordinator, Comrade Pedro Obi, faulted the school’s management and the committee, accusing the management of insincerity in handling allegations of students’ indiscipline and misconduct.